While as a long time guitar player I have not felt the need to pick up the Squier or Mustang (hell, I can play most RB tunes on my own already - or at least be able to fake it pretty well), I have been considering a Roland VG-99 system.
Now, IIRC, Pro Guitar w/ the MIDI box can be played via a guitar w/ the Roland synth pickup & some sort of mathcing synth/VG device, yes?
VG-99s ability to give you any alternate tuning WITHOUT TOUCHING THE TUNING KEYS could come in handy should one of these alt tuning Pro Guitar tracks pop up while also playing thru an amp.
Obviously this is not a cheap option for RB perfectionists. Just curious if this idea will fly, as I am planning on picking up a VG-99 - and if I were gonna tackle Pro guitar, I'd rather use an instrument of a much better build then the Squier (sorry kids, I'm spoiled when it comes to guitars that are not plastic w/ 5 buttons)
I am doing just that at the moment with a gr 55, see the thread in hardware for details. Works better that the squier unmuted but with the mute in place the squier is more accurate, from what I have seen. Using the vg 99 to change tuning won't work because it then sends out different midi motes to reflect that. The game expects notes for standard tuning regardless of the tuning outside the game.
Last edited by Ryder35; 03-22-2011 at 07:10 PM.
Posted with my iPad. Hence the bad spelling/grammar.